It’s All About Halloween in the Chicago Suburbs

Oct 24, 2019

Live like a local all weekend long at these suburban events.



The best way to get a real sense of suburbia? By hitting up local events and activities that will help you get a true sense of what life could be like once you make the move. These weekend must-sees are a great way to get started.


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Enjoy the best of both worlds—Halloween and ice skating—during the Winnetka Ice Arena’s Halloween Party from 1:40pm-2:55pm on Saturday. Guests are invited to wear costumes and bring a dry food donation for free admission. Skate rentals are $4.




Go on a Halloween adventure with the TesserAct Theatre Ensemble at 11am on Saturday. Tickets are $10, and families are encouraged to wear their costumes and bring a blanket.



Lake Forest

Kick off Halloween week with a balloon show at the Lake Forest Library from 2pm-2:45pm on Saturday. Register here.




The DuPage Children’s Museum’s Pumpkin Palooza is 9am-4:30pm on Saturday. Come in costume and ready to have tons of Halloween-themed fun. Or, go trick-or-treating around downtown Naperville on Sunday from 10am-12pm. There will be free trolley rides and candy and non-candy surprises.





Wilmette’s Linden Square Pumpkin Walk is 11am-2pm on Saturday, featuring a petting zoo, balloon animals, games, food and trick-or-treating at local businesses. Costumes are welcome.




There’s no better way to celebrate fall than sitting by a campfire listening to spooky stories. Do just that at the Little House of Glencoe at 7pm on Saturday. Tickets are $25; space is limited.



Highland Park

Enjoy spooky ice skating in Highland Park from 1pm-2pm on Saturday. Want free admission? Don’t forget your costume.



Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn’s Halloween FEST and Paradeis this Saturday. The fun starts with s parade at 9:45am followed by trick-or-treating, entertainment and crafts until 1pm.




Grab your costumes and head to Lincolnshire’s Boo Bash for tons of Halloween fun from 5pm-8pm on Friday. There will be hayrides, a haunted trail, good, a DJ, face painting and other attractions.




Get ready for Deerfield’s Halloween Hoopla from 3pm-6pm on Friday and Saturday, featuring inflatables, hayrides and more. Admission is $5 for children ages 2+.




There are hundreds of towns to choose from. How do you figure it all out? You simply don’t, without getting a Suburban Jungle Strategist to help you through it all. Schedule here for your strategy session with our innovative suburbs strategy team. All services are completely free.

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